2016 Article Archive

Researchers identify process cells use to destroy damaged organelles with links to cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and aging

Researchers identify process cells use to destroy damaged organelles with links to cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and aging

 

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered the mechanism that cells use to find and destroy an organelle called mitochondria that, when damaged, may lead to genetic problems, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, inflammatory disease, and aging.

UTSW Police veteran Lewis named Chief

UTSW Police veteran Lewis named Chief

 

When he was hired as a police cadet at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1997, Marcus Lewis had no idea that less than 20 years later he would be Chief of Police.

First heart-liver transplant at UT Southwestern saves life of singer diagnosed with rare genetic metabolic disease

First heart-liver transplant at UT Southwestern saves life of singer diagnosed with rare genetic metabolic disease

 

Transplant surgeons recently performed their first heart/liver transplant at UT Southwestern Medical Center – saving the life of a singer/musician from a small Texas town.

Stormie Jones: The world’s first heart-liver transplant with a UT Southwestern connection

Stormie Jones: The world’s first heart-liver transplant with a UT Southwestern connection

 

Transplant surgeons recently performed UT Southwestern Medical Center’s first heart/liver transplant – saving the life of a singer/musician from a small Texas town.

Illuminating cancer: Researchers invent a pH threshold sensor to improve cancer surgery

Illuminating cancer: Researchers invent a pH threshold sensor to improve cancer surgery

 

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have invented a transistor-like threshold sensor that can illuminate cancer tissue, helping surgeons more accurately distinguish cancerous from normal tissue.

UT Southwestern study identifies a way to prevent burn injury infection – without antibiotics

UT Southwestern study identifies a way to prevent burn injury infection – without antibiotics

 

A new way to fight multidrug-resistant bacteria by blinding them rather than killing them proved highly effective in a model of burn injuries, UT Southwestern Medical Center research shows.

Tissue transplant donors honored at ‘Celebration of Thanksgiving’ event

Tissue transplant donors honored at ‘Celebration of Thanksgiving’ event

 

Melinda Brock used to hide the fact from her high school students that she couldn’t see all that well. Because of a genetic eye disease called keratoconus, which causes the cornea to become thin, cone-shaped, and eventually rupture, she had very poor vision, even with her contacts.

Help prevent blood shortages

Help prevent blood shortages

 

Every year, there’s often a shortage of platelet and blood donations during the holidays. This year, a number of factors have made the need for blood platelets especially urgent.

Avoid holiday heart syndrome

 

The Grinch may not be the only one who has a problem with his heart during the holidays.

Ask for a cardiorespiratory fitness check-up

Ask for a cardiorespiratory fitness check-up

 

The Grinch may not be the only one who has a problem with his heart during the holidays. There’s a notable December bump in the number of patients who show up during in emergency rooms with what’s known unofficially as holiday heart syndrome – heart rhythm problems caused by overindulging, says cardiologist Dr. Sharon Reimold of UT Southwestern Medical Center.